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CCP kieron

Posted - 2005.11.12 00:04:00 - [1]
 

It seems like some people never learn, as there is a new phishing scam circulating. I've posted a News Item with more information. Please take a few minutes to give it a look.

Remember, use common sense when dealing with any e-mails that come into your inbox. Always use your own links to official sites when dealing with any sensitive or personal information.

Miki Fin
Gallente
New Eden Population Control
Posted - 2005.11.12 00:07:00 - [2]
 

Edited by: Miki Fin on 12/11/2005 00:07:07
the link in the news item I presume isn't the spoof one Laughing

oh and first \o/

Xtro 2
Caldari
El Bastardos
EVESpace
Posted - 2005.11.12 01:31:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: kieron
It seems like some people never learn, as there is a new phishing scam circulating. I've posted a News Item with more information. Please take a few minutes to give it a look.

Remember, use common sense when dealing with any e-mails that come into your inbox. Always use your own links to official sites when dealing with any sensitive or personal information.



Cant imagine many would fall for them, but non the less, handy info.

infused
Posted - 2005.11.12 08:12:00 - [4]
 

Didn't the last lot use [GM]Arkanon as well?

Sad people, really. Eve accounts seem to sell for alot of cash.

Jim Steele
Dead By Dawn
Posted - 2005.11.12 11:37:00 - [5]
 

slightly un-related but i keep getting things sent to my hotmail account about my pay-pal account being comprimised (i dont even have a pay pal account). One from barclays bank (re directs to a fake site) etc.

It seems more common with hotmail since microsoft lack adequate spam filters. But anyway just be careful seems scamming is more common then escrow fraud! ugh

Archa
Caldari
Bushwhackers
Rough Necks
Posted - 2005.11.12 17:46:00 - [6]
 

i never get any emails fishing for my details:(
sniff:(

but yeah, when you read "bellow" instead of "below" it is pretty obvious.

its sad that they are fishing for account info,
but it is worse that they can't even write a proper email.

ban them all ccp!

Malthros Zenobia
Posted - 2005.11.12 23:54:00 - [7]
 

I hope none of the CCP staff take this personal, but if I got an email asking for the info (i've yet to get any of these scams), I'd probably respond in a very criticizing manner (like why don't you just call the number I had to give to sign up Wink).


Besides, if CCP ever needed to get ahold of all players via mail or whatever, it'd probably be a Mass EVE-Mail, along with a news item/dev blog and a few stickies...

Kuolematon
Space Perverts and Forum Warriors United
Posted - 2005.11.13 09:01:00 - [8]
 

If people are stupid enought to belive that, I think they deserve to lose their account Twisted Evil

Expert Newbie
Posted - 2005.11.13 10:56:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Kuolematon
If people are stupid enought to belive that, I think they deserve to lose their account Twisted Evil


Now that's just not a proper statement. Not everyone is as educated. Should we say that everyone who gets spyware deserves it? Or that anyone who opens an e-mail attachment thinking it's a cool nifty program deserves to get viruses? Sure, in some cases it really is the other person just being naive, but in other cases they might not have a strong computer background or experience with dealing with these things.

Hellspawn666
Minmatar
Emo Rangers
Electric Monkey Overlords
Posted - 2005.11.13 19:52:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Expert Newbie
Originally by: Kuolematon
If people are stupid enought to belive that, I think they deserve to lose their account Twisted Evil


Now that's just not a proper statement. Not everyone is as educated. Should we say that everyone who gets spyware deserves it? Or that anyone who opens an e-mail attachment thinking it's a cool nifty program deserves to get viruses? Sure, in some cases it really is the other person just being naive, but in other cases they might not have a strong computer background or experience with dealing with these things.

I think the point is anyone playing eve usually has enough intelligence to avoid anything suspecious until u ask. Passwords are their for security i dont think any service on the internet actually requires u to e-mail ure password. So jumping on the bandwagon and shouting that hes trying to burn all computer iliterit people is a bit extream dont you think?

Crayathan
Gallente
Body Count Inc.
Posted - 2005.11.14 08:49:00 - [11]
 

You should always report to the relevant company when you do get a phishing email supposedly from said company

Summersnow
Posted - 2005.11.14 13:46:00 - [12]
 

Eve is all about griefing and scamming.

Any player worth there salt should have such a heightened sense of paranoia that any such scam like this should fail miserably.

The fact that it works well enough to keep showing up and require a sticky post just goes to show there really is a sucker born every minute :-p


Gretchen Dawntreader
Minmatar
Brutor Tribe
Posted - 2005.11.14 14:47:00 - [13]
 

if you are in the US you can forward email fraud to [email protected] it's the Commerce Dept. clearinghouse for crime on the net. They gather info about this to combat it.

I didn't see this sticky before I rushed in and created another topic, delete if you like...

I work at a University in an internationally published inbox, and the sheer amount of scam flying around in cyberspace is staggering. Every day our filters catch phishing for Ebay, Paypal, Amazon, about every major and some made-up banks, federal credit union, you name it.

lythos miralbar
The Fifth Ace
Important Internet Spaceship League
Posted - 2005.11.14 16:56:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: lythos miralbar on 14/11/2005 16:58:19
I quite enjoy these scams.. gives me a warm feeling when I respond and type

Username = kiss my ****
password = scamming mother ******s

Laughing

go on try it.. let the scammers know what you think of em :-)

or everyone respond and enter 2 false sets of details, if 1000 people do it thast 2000 times a scammer has to sit there and enter details to see if they are propper ones. go on, get your own back.

DukDodgerz
Amarr
Doomheim
Posted - 2005.11.14 17:51:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Jim Steele
slightly un-related but i keep getting things sent to my hotmail account about my pay-pal account being comprimised (i dont even have a pay pal account). One from barclays bank (re directs to a fake site) etc.

It seems more common with hotmail since microsoft lack adequate spam filters. But anyway just be careful seems scamming is more common then escrow fraud! ugh


and you want what for a FREE email account???

try buying and paying for your email and stop whining about your FREE email not working to stop spam....jeeez.


I have hotmail, 2 accounts, and get NO spam...but then, I read the instructions, and PAID for the enhanced services. Unlike the whiny type that have this odd 'entitlement' mental issue, thinking that not only should it be free but it should also be providing the premium services for free too.

Pay up or shutup.

(you could be yet another anti-MS bandwagon ridding kiddy that has no real clue, only enjoys riding a bandwagon, but that is just an observation)Shocked

DukDodgerz
Amarr
Doomheim
Posted - 2005.11.14 17:57:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Kuolematon
If people are stupid enought to belive that, I think they deserve to lose their account Twisted Evil


remember your own words the next time you are a victim of a crime...it is your fault, not the criminals...(everyone else with a bit of common sense knows better)

btw, I hope they really do a number on you too...nothing worse then those that think the victim had it coming to them.

Nee'kita Frist
Posted - 2005.11.14 17:59:00 - [17]
 

I use hotmail and don't pay and don't recieve any spam :) But thats cos I'm just not stupid enough to throw my email address willy-nilly at things.... Thank the great and wonderous Gmail people for that one.

[email protected]

If you feel like phishing that email please thankyou.

Bawldeux IV
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2005.11.14 18:19:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Nee'kita Frist
I use hotmail and don't pay and don't recieve any spam :) But thats cos I'm just not stupid enough to throw my email address willy-nilly at things.... Thank the great and wonderous Gmail people for that one.

[email protected]

If you feel like phishing that email please thankyou.


ahhh, you are enlightened in the ways of the internet, young master...good too hear, pass on your knowledge to at least two nooblets and you will be remembered well!Very Happy


 

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